Erieka Pimentel of Bubba Sweets is making plans for her second store opening in Huntington Beach this summer. Bubba Sweets recently won “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network (Season 7 episode 13 – Aloha Cupcakes). The winner got the chance to travel to Oahu and serve their cupcakes at the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Chef Roy Yamaguchi, co-chair and co-founder of the event, was featured as a guest judge along with Sprinkles Cupcakes founder Candace Nelson.
Bubba Sweets have provided cupcakes for several mainstream events including: Oscar gifting suites, LA Fashion Week, Emmy Gifting Suites, Dancing With The Stars, Ashley Tisdale Private Toys For Tots Benefit, OC Chocolate Festival and were the winner of the OC Cupcake Camp, among other notable events. They have been featured in: Examiner, LA Splash, Fox, NBC, Food Network, Look To The Stars and Cupcakes Magazine among others…
More about the founder of Bubba Sweets:
Erieka Pimentel always had a passion, and a strong curiosity for baking and enjoys creating interesting and delightful treats that create a smile. There is magic in baking and the curiosity keeps her motivated everyday. Erieka along with her high-school sweetheart, business partner, and eternal companion opened her first cupcake shop in 2010. With their combined sense of humor and unique style they create very unusual and sometimes funny cupcake names…
Erieka explains, “It has everything, and nothing to do with the cupcakes. It is all about the experience, the feeling. I strive to create that little bit of Willy Wonka magic in others lives, even but for a few moments. The World needs more magical places, and more magical engineers.Winning Cupcake Wars was amazing! I lived that out in my mind a thousand times, seeing it all the way to the victory. Such an honor to meet Candice Nelson, an icon in the cupcake World. She has been a great role model for me, and women in business. Do what you Love, and you will never work a day in your life! ”
For more information on Bubba Sweets please visit: www.bubbasweets.wordpress.com
(Pompano Beach, FL) On Saturday October 27, 2012 Factory Entertainment Group Executive Producers Rick Finkelstein, Steven Chase, Matthew L. Weiner, Keith Weiner and Suzanne DeLaurentiis hosted a sneak preview screening of “How Sweet It Is” at Muvico Pomano Theater. The producers and directors were elated to see there were no empty seats and beyond thrilled to receive a standing ovation at the end of the film.
Special guest stars from the film included: Joe Piscopo, Louis Lombardi, Erich Bergen, Michael Guarnera, and special guest appearance by Scott L. Schwartz (Ocean’s 11, 12, 13), Neely Gurman (casting for “How Sweet It Is”) and Brian Herzlinger (“How Sweet It Is” director/writer).
This film premiere was truly a VIP premiere that included complimentary drink, popcorn, a custom wrapped “How Sweet It Is” Hershey’s candy bar and gift bags. Gift bag sponsors included: Naturel Lyfe Essentials, Food Should Taste Good, Alikay Naturals, Quest bars, Behave Hair and Factory Entertainment Group.
Special thanks to Pompano Today magazine and Marlyn Hodgens (Managing Director) of Muvico Broward 18 and her amazing staff for their hard work and help to make sure the screening was successful.
The film is a musical comedy with mafia undertones starring: Joe Piscopo, Paul Sorvino, Erika Christensen, Steven Chase, Erich Bergen, and includes a cameo by Eddie Griffin. “How Sweet It Is” invites ticket holders into the path of Jack Cosmo (Joe Piscopo), an alcoholic director that needs to produce a successful musical in order to pay off his debt to mob boss Big Mike (Paul Sorvino), but problems arise when the wise guys want to cast the people that owe them money. However, Jack has one last chance to revitalize his career, and it all hinges on his new musical production called “How Sweet It Is,” which must have a strong opening night. This wouldn’t normally be a problem, except that Big Mike (mob boss) fancies himself a casting director and insists that the cast will consist of deadbeats and criminals that owe him money. Jack doesn’t have a choice but to go along with the plan… Original score by Matt Dahan.
Steven Chase, Rick Finkelstein, Suzanne DeLaurentiis, Ivan Kavalsky, Keith Weiner and Matthew L. Weiner
Brain Herzlinger and Jay Black
Movie website: http://howsweetitismovie.wordpress.com/epk/
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On September 15th Alicia’s House Food Pantry will celebrate their 10th Annual Alicia’s House Celebrity Golf Outing, at Lincolnshire Country Club (390 East Richton Rd., Crete, Illinois), followed by a fabulous dinner and a huge silent and live auction.
Last September (2011) Alicia’s House Food Pantry closed out their week of celebrity charity events with donations totaling over fifty thousand dollars to help feed the needy. The week of fundraising started out with Actor/Director/Humanitarian Scott L. Schwartz returning to WGN for an interview, making a first time appearance on NBC’s “The Talk” and visiting the South Chicago Heights Fire Department in Steger, IL. Later in the week Milt Pappas (Legendary All Star Chicago Cubs Pitcher) joined Kevin “The Butcher” Hughes and Scott L. Schwartz at Rasberry’s Pancake House for “Tip A Star” and Aurelio’s Pizza.
The week of charity events ended at Lincolnshire Country Club for a day of golfing with the stars, dinner and silent auction. Some of the silent auction items included: Michael Jordan autographed picture, Mickey Mantle autographed baseball, Derek Jeter autographed picture, Michelle Monroe handbag, Other celebrity supporters included: Yoko Ono, The Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears. Top sponsors included: Goldie’s Auto Body (Mechanical & Towing) in Beecher, Aurelio’s Pizza (Crete), Desiderio Landscaping, Enterprise, Quality Inn (Bradley), Country Financial (Steger), Thrivent Financial for Lutheran and Winpak Portion Packaging.
Thanks to their supporters, in 2011 Alicia’s House fed 4728 families, 17,616 people, and distributed 194,450 pounds of food. This year with our economy the way it is, they have seen an increase of over 28% in the amount of individuals they are helping. Alicia’s House is totally supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and their various fundraisers. All of the money raised goes directly to feed the hungry and run the pantry; no one at Alicia’s House is paid.
Their mission is to ensure their quality program continues to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. To maintain this caliber of service they need your help.
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